Duckworth Arms 05-07-2018 – Leader David C

Duckworth Arms 05-07-2018 – Leader David C

On another really lovely evening, 23 people turned out for the fifth walk in our series.  There were 13 Rossie Ramblers present, two of whom only generally do our shorter walks, so it was nice to have them with us this evening.

David led us up Hollins Lane to the top, with Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary and the Scout Moor wind farm nicely in view.  We then dropped to ‘The Plunge’ in Dearden Clough, the site of an old mill, and thence through woodland to Gin Croft Lane and down into Edenfield, with a lovely church and memorial to a Boer War soldier.  Across the A56, we met an inquisitive alpaca and some donkeys, before dropping down to Irwell Vale station.  We then followed the railway line and the River Irwell south, passing through ‘In the Picture’ – one of the works on the Irwell Sculpture Trail.  Passing through Chatterton with its Luddite history, we came to Stubbins, and then up the main road back to the starting point.

After this lovely walk, 15 people enjoyed a sociable drink in the bar, most staying until after 10 pm.  Many thanks to David for a very successful 4.5 mile walk with 500 feet of ascent, and to all those who joined us.

The next short walk in the series is on Thursday 19 July, starting from the New Waggoners, Clowbridge.  Further details will be on the website in due course.

PS Someone left a black Kuhl baseball cap in the pub.  Please call Arnold on 07973 310237 to arrange for its return.


  1. Graeme Adlum

    A great walk on a lovely evening followed by a beer. Does it get any better??

    Thanks David.

  2. Rosemary

    My first evening walk & it was a real delight. Well done David for leading an interesting walk on a lovely evening. It was good to see some new walkers plus some regular members of our group.

  3. arnolds

    Adam commented “What a great evening. Good company, an excellent walk and nice weather. What is not to like?”

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